Dat Manh Nguyen is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at Boston University. His research investigates how Buddhists and Buddhist institutions participate in the construction and provision of well-being in late-socialist Vietnam, with a keen interest in Buddhist moral and psychological education for urban youth. Through this research, he critically assesses the potentialities and limitations of Buddhism to provide a framework for a public ethics in contemporary Vietnam. In addition to his doctoral research, he has conducted research on Vietnamese civil society and NGOs, late-socialist welfare policies, LGBTQ lives, and served as a consultant and teacher for various Buddhist educational initiatives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.